Mother’s Day gift ideas run the gamut from ridiculously expensive jewelry to macaroni picture frames from the toddlers. As I covered in my Valentine’s Day post, I think holidays like this should serve as an opportunity to do nothing but enjoy the day as a family. That’s not to say I wouldn’t love a crafty present from my babies, but beyond that, all I want is time…oh and maybe some French Toast Bake…
Yeah, it looks as unhealthy as it is. But it’s such an inexpensive breakfast and is by far the most decadent, mouthwatering dish I’ve ever had.
I don’t normally share recipes (or at least ones that aren’t somewhat healthy) but if ever you were to break your diet over a dish, this one should be it! The best part is that this dish will cost you little money and even less time, especially since you prepare it the night before.
Chances are you already have all of the ingredients necessary to make this succulent dish and it’s sure to make for a great start to your Mother’s Day celebrations.
Mother Day’s Breakfast
1 1/2 cup milk
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar + 3T + additional for sprinkling
- Melt the butter and mix in the brown sugar then pour into a 9×13 pan.
- Mix the eggs, milk, 3t vanilla, 2t cinnamon, 3T brown sugar together.
- Place a layer of bread down evenly into the 9×13 pan then pour half the custard onto the bread.
- Sprinkle some cinnamon and brown.sugar on top of the bread then another layer of bread then the rest of the custard, then more cinnamon and sugar.
- Put in fridge overnight.
- Pull out in the morning as your oven is preheating to 350 degrees.
- Cook for approximately 1 hour or until the top is golden brown.
If you prefer it to be a bit more like custard, you can stop there. I prefer to pull it out, slice it up so that caramel bottom runs golden sugar rivers between the slices, then put back in for 5 more minutes.
When you dish the bread, use a spatula to serve it and flip it so that the sugary bottom is now the top. You’ll want to dish it while it’s still hot and you’ll want to do so quickly, before the sugar hardens.
I’m not normally a fan of French toast but this…oh this is so different.
The cooked sugar creates this crisp shell that serves as a perfect complement to the fluffy, rich bread underneath. No syrup is needed, though a warm cup of coffee or a bowl of fresh strawberries would certainly round out what is sure to be one of the best breakfasts you’ve ever had.
Believe me, Mom will thank you.
What are you doing to celebrate Mother’s Day this year?